What is your job ?
I am head of Human Resources for the Mégalis project in Brittany. I am in charge of recruitment, employee follow-up, and implementation of the social integration clause (clause d’insertion); I generally respond to all local HR issues.
How did you come to join Axione?
I already worked within the group. I was with Bouygues Construction from 2007. I was head of diversity and equal opportunities when I gained the opportunity to join Axione in 2015 through internal mobility. I was appointed Head of Human Resources for Ile-de-France Nord-Est, then for the Nord Pas-de-Calais rollout project.
Our commitment to the region
The Hauts-de-France Digital Public Service Delegation
Has any project in particular stood out to you?
Beginning the project in Nord Pas-de-Calais actually! It was incredible! We had to fully set up two agencies. It was an extraordinary adventure. I’m now setting off for another major endeavour—the Mégalis Bretagne project. This project’s objective is to roll out fibre throughout Brittany as part of phases 2 and 3 of the Ultra-High Speed Brittany (Bretagne Très Haut Débit) project. We have 4 agencies to open and about 300 people to recruit.
What’s your passion?
I’ve always done lots of sport, all kinds, from dance to Krav Maga to cross-training… I finally started to run a few years ago. I immediately enjoyed it, and it helped me to meet other people through group runs. It’s easier running with others than alone—you can support one another!
How often do you train?
If I’m preparing for a race I try to run as much as possible, 3 times a week at least. During the week I try to run for about an hour, but on weekends I’ll do longer. I also do trail running, which lets me see more of the region while doing what I love. Since I arrived in Brittany I’ve done 3 trail runs!
Your best running memory?
La course du cœur!
This is a race that involves teams from numerous companies, and its aim is to raise awareness of organ donation and transplantation. It’s a relay lasting 4 days and 4 nights, starting in Paris and ending at Les Arcs in Bourg-Saint-Maurice, 800km away. A colleague who is a transplant recipient introduced me to this race 3 years ago. Since then, I’ve taken part every year!
What is the atmosphere like at this race?
It’s fantastic, everyone really pushes themselves! But la course du cœur is more than just a sporting event, it is a human experience above all else. Among the participants is a team of transplant recipients and a team of doctors specialising in transplants—we get to chat to them all and it’s really rewarding and emotional. There are also schools with acute awareness of the subject who come out to cheer us on along the way.
Any encounter that stands out as particularly memorable?
I think the first recipient we had, three years ago. He was waiting for a transplant and the day he got back from the race he found out that it was going to happen, it was really moving.
Is there an Axione “course de cœur” team?
For now I’m the only runner from Axione! I take part with two people from Bouygues Energies & Services. Other people from Bouygues Construction take part too. But I shall not despair! I will find other sportsmen and sportswomen so we can put together a full Axione team one day! If some of my colleagues are willing… 🙂